Eventing Skills for Life
- Gain national recognised qualifications
- Develop your skills and career development opportunities
- Formalise your equine knowledge
British Eventing and Haddon Training have teamed up to deliver eventing apprenticeships and training programmes for 16-23 year olds.
After being selected as British Eventing's official Training Provider Haddon Training promise to ensure that young people have the opportunity to receive a nationally recognised and accredited qualification through formal, government funded Apprenticeships at Level 2 and Level 3.
These nationally recognised Apprenticeships offer a collection of qualifications that together provide an individual with not only vocational skills but also skills for life including their numeracy and literacy where this has not been attained before. The vocational aspect of their qualification is flexible to accommodate the employer's and trainee's needs.
Are you an Employer?
During 2012 the British government launched an incentive scheme to encourage small businesses to employ apprentices for the first time. ‘Provided you have not employed a government funded apprentice before or during the last 12 months, small businesses could be entitled to a £1500 incentive payment.
The Apprenticeship programme is free to the employer but the trainee must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week. They will be exempt the national minimum wage and will be entitled to £2.68/hour (if aged 19 or over the apprentice is entitled to the National Minimum Wage after one year). It is still possible to charge for accommodation, livery and riding lessons (over and above the training required to complete the programme). Full details regarding this and the government incentive scheme are available from Haddon Training.
Whether you are an apprentice or an employer please contact Sarah Thomas at Haddon Training to find out more. firstname.lastname@example.org 01672 518460 Sarah is on hand to offer information and guidance and enrol new apprentices. Once your Apprentice starts the programme, Haddon Training will provide you with a named Assessor who will take responsibility for registration, programme and training plans for you to follow, the assessment and accreditation process.
Apprenticeship opportunities in Wales
Government funding is available to British Eventing and Haddon Training in Wales through Torfaen Training, based in Cwmbran.
In Wales Haddon Training can support:
Apprenticeships Level 2
Advanced Apprenticeships Level 3
All Wales Young Recruits Programme
The Young Recruits Programme is an all Wales programme that provides financial support to employers offering high quality apprenticeship programmes to recruit and train additional young apprentices (16-24 year olds).
Targeted support will be made available to create additional opportunities for young people to access quality apprenticeship places. The programme benefits small and medium sized employers working individually or in partnership to offer additional apprenticeship opportunities where there is a need to maintain a highly-skilled workforce for when the economy recovers.